1. Warming up...
1st hour: Two book talks
3rd hour: No warm-up (we're too behind in the film)
6th hour: Close reading a scene
2. Watching The Truman Show
3. Finishing your notes by adding the following...
a. Take a look at your character descriptions. Which minor character (any character besides Truman) was the most important to Truman's heroic journey and why?
b. Take a look at your symbols/motifs. Which object carried the most symbolic weight and why? What does it symbolize to Truman? To Cristoff? How did its meaning shift a little throughout the film?
c. Reread your questions. Pick two questions that seem important to understanding the film as a whole and respond to them thoroughly.
d. Examine the connections you made to Fahrenheit 451. Which one is the most revealing/intriguing/important? Type a few sentences in which you really explore and expand upon this connection; be as specific as possible.
1. Work on your book talk.
2. Before Monday, please respond to the following statement:
Cristoff asserts in an interview that "We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented." Do you agree with him? Is our world like Truman's? In other words, is our reality manufactured or fictionalized in a way, as Truman's is? Are we passive recipients in or creative architects of our own reality?